Santa Maria man facing life in prison for raping little girls

A Santa Barbara County jury convicted a Santa Maria man of committing numerous acts of molestation, including sexual intercourse, with two young girls. Manuel Ruiz Rios, 34, now faces life in prison, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. Read More …

Paso Robles man arrested for child molestation and rape

A 41-year-old Paso Robles man is accused of a host of sex crimes, including molestation of a child under 14 years old and rape.

On March 31, Paso Robles police arrested Hermelindo Martinez Sanchez and booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail. Martinez Sanchez is charged with aggravated sexual assault on a child, Read More …

Sheriff recommends molestation charges against Nipomo wrestling coach

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has recommended that SLO County prosecutors file sexual molestation charges against the former girls wrestling coach at Nipomo High School. [Tribune] Justin Magdaleno, a Read More …

Lucia Mar disbelieved girl being sexually abused by bus driver

Lucia Mar Unified School District officials knew about a bus driver allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl, but they did not believe the girl was telling the truth, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office detective testified in court on Monday. District officials then cleared the bus driver, and he continued abusing the girl, according to the court test Read More …